Dr. Diane Lund, Professor of Biology in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Lund is an and an original member of the curriculum team that put together the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Master’s degree program in the School of Health Professions, and now serves as its Program Director. She received her BA in Biology from Carroll College of Montana and her PhD in Developmental Biology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After three research stents in the areas of steroid hormone gene regulation, lipid transport via apolipoproteins, and prion involvement in neurodegenerative disease, she has spent the last 30 years teaching science at all levels. Seven years at a community college where she was involved in the development and implementation of basic science courses that serve associate and associate of applied science degree programs (chemistry, anatomy & physiology, microbiology, and genetics). At the University of Providence, her course roster has expanded to include cell & molecular biology, immunology, virology, biochemistry, developmental biology, and more recently a graduate course in molecular & immunological methods in infectious disease. Besides teaching, during her 17 years at the university, she has also been immersed in curriculum, program, and institutional development and assessment.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, fishing, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and reading. On the creative, artsy side, she dabbles in stained glass art, and is even a bit of a “fix-it” person. And her dog, Maya, thinks she is the best. She would say that the feeling is mutual!
BA, Carroll College
PhD, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
“A candle loses none of its light by lighting another.”
-Jalal ud-Din Rumi, 13th-century Persian poet, mystic, and scholar